Neuromancer . . . the Movie!?

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” This is the opening sentence of the 1984 seminary Cyberpunk novel Neuromancer by William Gibson. The image of a dark future, a sky filled with static, glimmering shades of grey, sets the tone of the novel perfectly . . . until […]

Book Review: The Difference Engine (1990)

All the best alternate history books I have ever read can be distilled to a simple question: what if? In this foundational Steampunk title, authors William Gibson and Bruce Sterling ask, “what if the computer age came about in the 1800’s?” The answer is that the political structures all over the world are deeply effected by […]

We Are Living In the Cyberpunk Future of 1984: William Gibson at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, KY

The Pandora Society heads to Lexington, Kentucky, to meet Cyberpunk godfather, William Gibson.

Top Ten Cyberpunk Movies (part four)

The active members of The Pandora Society Facebook group have seen a lot of films and watched a lot of television, and here we continue the results of a recent poll in which they nominated and voted for their favorite Cyberpunk films and TV shows . . . today we present films four and three of our Top Ten […]

Top Ten Cyberpunk Movies (part one)

For those not familiar with Cyberpunk, it is a sub-genre of science fiction in a future setting, noted for its focus on “high tech and low life.” It features advanced science, such as information technology and cybernetics, coupled with a degree of breakdown or radical change in the social order. The term was coined in 1984, and […]

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